Community Foundation for Brevard Welcomes Donna Sewell in New Role as Philanthropy Manager

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Sewell will lead the foundation’s annual competitive grant and scholarship programs

The Community Foundation for Brevard, a public foundation that partners with individuals, families, and corporations and enables them to maximize their philanthropic impact, has selected Donna Sewell as philanthropy manager. (Community Foundation for Brevard image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Community Foundation for Brevard, a public foundation that partners with individuals, families, and corporations and enables them to maximize their philanthropic impact, has selected Donna Sewell as philanthropy manager.

In the role, Sewell will lead the foundation’s annual competitive grant and scholarship programs.

Additionally, she will help in the Foundation’s core work of catalyzing our philanthropic partners to create positive lasting change and meet our communities’ critical needs.

Previously, Sewell served for seven years as the manager of education and outreach at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. In that role, she was responsible for the development and delivery of educational and visitor services programs and activities.

Prior to her experience at the RFCTA, Sewell spent 13 years in Japan teaching English.

“We are thrilled to welcome our new colleague,” said Theresa Grimison, president & CEO of the Community Foundation for Brevard, pictured above. “Donna brings the perfect blend of passion, professional acumen, and commitment to community to help us deliver on our promise to our partners, now and forever.”

“We are thrilled to welcome our new colleague,” said Theresa Grimison, president & CEO of the Community Foundation for Brevard.

“Donna brings the perfect blend of passion, professional acumen, and commitment to community to help us deliver on our promise to our partners, now and forever.”

Sewell will hit the ground running as she gears up for the Foundation’s Competitive Medical Research and College Scholarship programs this fall.

These signature programs honor our fundholders’ intent to connect their philanthropic legacies with issues currently impacting our community.

“I am excited to join this exceptional team and to play a part in an organization that is supporting our community and beyond in countless ways,” said Sewell.

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